Looking for info on a good pid controller

Discussion in 'For New Members' started by puggz, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Need to find a pid controller for my electric smoker but not sure witch one to go with? Been looking on the internet and there a lot of option leaning towards the Auber sly series but not sure which one? Any help or info would be great thanks.
     
  2. i built a controller for my lead casting pot. Build one or buy the one they have set up. Simple to build.
     
  3. 2010ultra

    2010ultra Smoke Blower

    i used this one for my fan on my smoker and it works awesome. you can find everything online to get it working. 

     
  4. Yes i used a mpin on my lead pot, i will use an auber if it fails or i build another. I just got a mes 30, if it doesn't control well i may just build apid for it. Are you using it to control the fan speed?
     
  5. 2010ultra

    2010ultra Smoke Blower

    no just to kick the fan on and off to regulate the temp.
     
  6. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    It really depends on what you want to do with the smoker as to which type of controller you will need... are you just wanting to cook regularly (one steady temp) ? Or are you making and smoking sausage and needing to ramp the temps up slowly over a period of time ?

    For a steady temp.. this controller seems like it will do the trick... http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=14

    For a ramp feature (I have this one)... http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=4

    Both will need other accessories....

    or you could just go with a plug and play unit...

    Single probe... http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=72

    Dual probe (one for chamber, one for meat)... http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=380

    The dual probes are a little more pricey.. but ready to go

    the others you will have to build... but will be considerably cheaper....
     
  7. Thanks for the info order two different ones the tet612 and the mypin ta4 if they don't im going to get the from auber thanks again.
     
  8. Stay away from the rex 100. I purchased one on ebay and when I received it you couldn't set  the parameters. waste on money and time.. Just my opinion..
     
  9. I have been running my smoker on the Mypin ta4 for a couple months now and I have no complaints.

     
  10. Do you know much about the BBQ Guru, DiqiQ with a Viper?  It is pretty great.  It even has a ramp mode. I had it on my electric Bradley and it was perfect.  Unfortunately,  I don't have the Bradley anymore.  PM me if you are interested    in mine.
     

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